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Employees for two Reifenhäuser Group units are getting acquainted with a newly constructed 55,000-square-foot facility in Maize, Kansas, near Wichita, and preparing for a 3 September open house. 13 August 2015
Deceuninck North America is expanding the options it offers customers needing compounding expertise beyond blending, saying it can help make their manufacturing operations more efficient and their products perform better. 10 August 2015
Greiner Assistec, based in Kremsmünster, Germany, has started offering liquid injection moulding (LIM) to customers as of June of this year.
14 July 2015
Ashaway, Rhode Island, has become the “centre of excellence” in extrusion for Graham Engineering Corp., which comprises the Welex sheet line business, American Kuhne extruders and systems, and Graham blow molding machines. 10 July 2015
A Hungarian PET blow moulder, that also manufactures and sells automatic stretch blow moulding machines, is investing around €1.17m to purchase new equipment and upgrade the IT section at its moulding plant. 23 June 2015
After 30 years of making extrusion blow moulding machines, Techne Graham is rounding out its product offering with a new leak tester and an integrated blow-fill-cap machine. 19 May 2015
A Russian packaging company has invested in a new extrusion blow moulding line to turn out 1.4 litre polyethylene bottles for the dairy industry. 30 April 2015
Blow moulding machinery maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken has announced it received court approval for the reorganisation plan it proposed in September. 24 April 2015
Sidel Group and Blow Mold Services have reached an agreement in Sidel’s patent infringement lawsuit against BMS involving the spindle chain on a blow moulding machine. Both sides are putting their own spin on the spindle story. 21 April 2015
Milacron plans to consolidate manufacturing of Uniloy blow molding equipment in Europe into its new facility in the Czech Republic city of Policka. Milacron announced 8 April that it started consultations with local unions in Italy about cutting about 27 jobs at its plant in Magenta, Italy. 20 April 2015
Five months after it bought the injection-stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) equipment business of Automa SpA, Sipa SpA is showing how the acquisition has strengthened its position in the market for equipment that produces specialty containers. 2 April 2015
After 80 years in business, Kautex Maschinenbau officials know good old-fashioned word of mouth is often the best way to reach more customers. 26 March 2015
The Italian plastics and rubber machinery industry saw improvement in 2014, according to trade association Assocomaplast, which released annual figures in a statement headed “The sector is healthy: signs all positive in 2014”. The value of production for Italian plastics and rubber machinery, equipment and moulds improved by 2.6% from €3.90bn in 2013 to €4.00bn in 2014, according to estimates based on information from the group’s member companies. One-third of member companies are optimistic about 2015. 23 March 2015
Resilux, the Belgium-based producer of preforms and bottles, has reported a 1.6% increase in sold volumes in 2014. However, the group’s turnover decreased by 4.6% to €282.3m, which it said was the result of lower average prices for raw material. Resilux said it passes on fluctuations in raw material prices to its customers. 20 March 2015
Packaging giant RPC Group has continued its investment and growth in the PET sector through the acquisition of Etten-Leur, the Netherlands-based PET Power BV. The purchase brings together two of the principal players in the European packaging market. 17 February 2015

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